Archive for November, 2008

Middle East Economic Slowdown To Boost Online Advertising

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The economic slowdown in the Middle East is expected to accelerate the growth of online advertising in the region, as companies opt for less expensive web ads over pricey traditional media.

Jawaker, Online Multiplayer Card Games For The Arab World

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Jawaker is a new online multiplayer card games website that was launched recently for the Arab world, by the same team that is behind the online career network Akhtaboot. The service is focused on delivering an entirely browser-based version of the most popular card games in the Arab world to an Arab and international audience. The [...]

Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation Signs MoU With Syrian Computer Society’s ICT Incubator

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation of Dubai today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Syrian Computer Society’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Incubator. Established to build the information society in Syria and nurture entrepreneurial ideas, the ICT Incubator currently provides a variety of services and training to projects [...]

Mecca.com Releases More Features And New Design

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Mecca.com, the Muslim community portal, that also integrates a social networking and user generated content platform, has just rolled out a new look, unveiling a new logo and a re-design for their whole website. The new design is more colorful and looks more hip; it also feels better organized, optimizing the use of screen real [...]

Stardoll And Maktoob Bring Avatar Fashion To Arab Market

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Stardoll, the world’s largest online entertainment destination devoted to girls interested in fame, fashion and friends, has announced a partnership with Maktoob, the world’s largest Arabic online community, to launch an all-new Arabic-language version of Stardoll. The partnership, which was announced at the Dubai World Game Expo, introduces the Stardoll community to Middle Eastern fashion [...]

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

Friday, November 14th, 2008

The Dip is a great little book by Seth Godin, that tackles a simple idea, which is simply that winners do quit, and quitters do win. The book talks about how every project (or job, hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun, but then gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point—really [...]

How much money do you need for your startup? [Poll]

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

A new poll has gone live on StartUpArabia, you can find it on the first sidebar on the right or vote straight from this post. This poll is mainly aimed at Arab entrepreneurs who have already launched their startups and are looking for financing, or those who have yet to launch their projects and will [...]

Content Syndicate Wins Cool Start-ups Award At TiE-ISB Connect

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

At the recent TiE-ISB Connect 2008 event jointly organised by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and the Indian School of Business (ISB), Dubai-based Content Syndicate (CS) emerged as the winner in the ‘Cool Start-ups‘ category. The event took place at ISB Hyderabad from 5 to 7 November. Sponsors included Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Times of India Group Satyam, [...]

Dubai Hack Night – Knowledge Village, Dubai – Nov. 19th

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

SpinBits, the web consultancy company that is also one of the organizers behind the DemoCamp Dubai events, are organizing a really cool new event titled Dubai Hack Night on Wednesday November 19th at 7PM, and are inviting all Web enthusiasts in Dubai to participate. The goal of the event is to provide a place where people [...]

TechWadi Event: Communication For Technology Professionals – San Jose, California (Nov. 20th)

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

TechWadi, the leading networking association for Arab American professionals in the Technology industry, will be hosting its next event on Thursday November 20th, 2008; starting at 6PM. The event will kick off with an hour of networking among peers from the technology industry, and then move on to a discussion of the topic of ‘Communication for Technology [...]

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